Tuesday, 29 June 2021

A Daring Adventure

Good morning folks.
It's time for a brand new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz. We would love to see your cards on the theme of -


Here's my take.

The latest challenge at Inkspiration is 'Maritime', so I decided to use this image from STAMPlorations from the Born to Roam set. There is also a sketch challenge at AAA Cards, so put the two together and I came up with this design.
Instead of using the sketch as is, I flipped it top to bottom, you can't really have a ship sailing in the top third! The image was stamped and the horizon line extended with a black fine liner to match the sketch. I stamped the image again on some masking paper and fussy cut it out and used it as a mask and a soft layer of Salty Ocean DI was inked over the ship. The horizon was then masked and the sea added below with a mixture of Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers DI. Once the masks were removed, I used a damp, coarse haired brush to dab onto the 'sea' to create a bit of texture and added some white gel pen around the ship to suggest movement. The little bit of shading on the ship was added with Copic markers.
The sentiment, also from the same set, is rather ambiguous, so the could be used as a leaving, gap year, graduation or simply as a birthday card.
So where will the cue word take you, we'd love to see your ideas in the gallery. For more inspiration on the theme of travel, check out the rest of the team at the Cardz4Guyz blog.

I'm joining in over at:-

No twist for me


  1. Perfection!! What great inspiration you offered for those who decide to play along with our "travel" challenge!!

  2. Simple but effective, what you do best :)

  3. What a great card Julie, it looks like one of the cruise ships that are still anchored off Weymouth beach!! A great sentiment too xx

  4. A great CAS masculine make Julie!

  5. Fabulous! Love the sentiment and the image you've combined with it. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  6. Gorgeous scene; love your blended blue horizon! Thank you for joining us at INK~


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